New releases and coming soon to MUBI UK this week (19th September 2015)
Staff Reporter | On 19, Sep 2015
Not getting your art house fix from Netflix? Wish there were more indie films on Amazon Prime? Every week, we round up the new releases on MUBI, a subscription VOD service that hand-picks films from around the world and adds one a day, with each film available to stream or download for a month. (Current titles include Boyz n the Hood and The Mist.)
Here’s what’s new and coming soon to MUBI UK this week:
Lil’ Quinquin – E2 – Monday 14th September
Bruno Dumont’s The French miniseries continues with the second episode (the other two are on the way to MUBI later this month). Read our full review.
Madame DuBarry – Tuesday 15th September
Ernst Lubitsch’s story of Madame DuBarry, the mistress of Louis XV of France, and her loves in the time of the French revolution.
Somersault – Wednesday 16th September
Cate Shortland’s drama about sexuality and coming of age features a breakout turn from Abbie Cornish.
The Reluctant Revolutionary – Thursday 17th September
With A Syrian Love Story in cinemas now, take a look back at Sean McAllister’s 2012 film, which portrays the revolution in Yemen through the eyes of a tour guide.
Paprika – Friday 18th September
The great Satoshi Kon’s last film, Paprika sees a young female therapist trying to retrieve a stolen machine that allows its user to enter a patient’s dreams.
Funny Face – Saturday 19th September
How do you improve a musical by George Gershwin? Get Fred Astaire to reprise his role on screen, then hire Audrey Hepburn to star opposite him. Stanley Donen’s 1957 musical, about a fashion photographer who takes over a book store to use for a shoot – only to fall for the owner.
Moon – Sunday 20th September
Duncan Jones’ sci-fi stars Sam Rockwell and, well, that’s essentially it, as his astronaut remains stuck in isolation on a moon base with only himself for company. A study of identity, humanity and home, this low-budget gem is a modern genre classic.
Lil’ Quinquin, Episode 3 – Monday 21st September
Bruno Dumont’s French miniseries continues with the third episode (the final part is on the way to MUBI later this month).
Kung-Fu Hustle – Wednesday 23rd September
Stephen Chow’s fast-paced action comedy sees a wannabe gangster aspiring to join a notorious gang in 1940s Shanghai.
Pollock – Friday 25th September
Ed Harris’ directorial debut is a portrait of the artist Jackson Pollock, played by Harris himself.
Upcoming release dates and titles are subject to change. For more information, or to sign up, visit www.mubi.com